Delhi II

Agra and the Taj Mahal
Delhi: our Intro to India

On our last day in Delhi, we took the Metro train to Khan Market, followed by an auto-rickshaw ride to Humayun’s Tomb, a Mughal complex dating from 1565. This was also an excellent location to get away from the crowds. Click to enlarge photos in galleries.

Before you get to Humayun’s Tomb, you can visit the tomb of Isa Khan (1453–1548) here as viewed from Isa Khan’s mosque.

 

 

The construction of Humayun’s tomb is said to have begun in 1565 and was completed 7 years later. It was commissioned by his wife, Bega Begum, who also entombed there.

Humayun’s Tomb

 

Humayun’s Tomb

 

Stairway to the tomb entrance

 

 

Another tomb in the complex is called the Afsarwala tomb (Officer’s tomb), adjoining the Afsarwala mosque, built in 1566 AD.

Afsarwala Tomb and mosque

 

 

After our visit to Humayun’s Tomb complex, we took an auto-rickshaw again to visit the nearby Lodhi Gardens, which is sprinkled with a variety of old tombs and a mosque, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Shisha Gumbad

 

Shisha Gumbad

 

Bara Gumbad and mosque.

 

 

 

We returned by the Metro to our hotel, and had dinner that evening on the roof of Sam’s Restaurant, followed by a final walk along the Paharganj Main Bazaar.

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Agra and the Taj Mahal
Delhi: our Intro to India
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